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Library Assistant

Employer: Royal College of Physicians
Location: London
Salary: Grade 3, £22,524 - £24,482 per annum
Published Date: 30 Oct 2017
Status: Permanent, full time
Ref: 458

Job Description

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and initiative to support the delivery of the RCP’s library services

The library serves the RCP’s worldwide membership with distance services, and supports the work of RCP staff. The library provides a central enquiry service for the RCP, answering and referring onwards public enquires on all aspects of the RCP’s work. The library is 500 years old next year, and along with the wider library, archive and museum team, it preserves and promotes the organisation’s history through its collections.

You will support the delivery of a broad range of library services which will give you a good grounding in library and information work and you will gain valuable skills including cataloguing and literature searching.

• Assist with book and serials processing and library collections care
• Assist with the delivery of the library’s inter-library loan and document delivery service
• Administer login accounts for the library’s online resources
• Collate and monitor e-resources usage statistics
• Take part in the delivery of the RCP’s enquiry service.

• You will have a demonstrable interest in developing a career in the library and information sector
• You will have excellent communication and customer service skills
• You will need competent IT skills including MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• A flexible approach is needed to meet both immediate service requests and collections care deadlines.

• Generous leave allowance
• Free lunch
• Flexi-time scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Learning and development opportunities

About the RCP
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is a patient-centred and clinically led membership organisation for physicians, with 33,000 members worldwide. The RCP works to ensure that physicians are trained to provide high-quality care, and promotes evidence-based policies to government to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce illness. By working in partnership with other health organisations, we present a powerful and unified voice to improve health and healthcare.


For more information about the role and our benefits, please view the job description and person specification, viewable by clicking on the Apply button below.

To apply, please complete our online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 12 November 2017

Interview date: Friday 24 November 2017


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